With historic towns, secret coves and beaches, and crystal blue waters, the Mediterranean is the perfect playground for luxury travellers looking to explore the world by water. While the region is dotted with countless stunning destinations, there’s something particularly enchanting about private Mediterranean islands. If you’re planning to travel around this side of Europe by yacht soon, don’t forget to add these 4 private islands to your itinerary.
Porto Montenegro, Montenegro
Famed for its motor yachts and billionaire visitors, Porto Montenegro has become a popular island for those travelling by yacht charter around the Mediterranean. Beyond the harbour, you’ll find gourmet restaurants, high-end boutique stores, and a vibrant nightlife scene. And when the sun goes down, don’t miss the chance to take in the sunset with a walk by the pier and the surrounding Porto Montenegro Village. From Porto Montenegro you can also explore the beautiful town of Tivat and take day trips to discover the stunning Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site with picturesque coastal towns like Perast and Kotor.
54 nautical miles from Athens sits the semi-private Greek island of Spetses. This picturesque and car-free destination offers visitors a quieter alternative to experience the best Greek food and a unique naval history and culture. This island is also well-known for its neoclassical architecture and narrow cobblestone streets. Sports lovers shouldn’t miss the one-of-a-kind athletic events organised every year in Spetses. The “Spetsathlon” (the biggest triathlon in Greece) takes place in April, while in October, the “Spetses Mini Marathon” sees thousands of locals and participants take part in running and swimming races.
Tagomago Island, Spain
Once the property of the German royal family, Tagomago now attracts the rich and wealthy looking to embrace the very best of Ibiza Town (just 900 metres from Tagomago) before retreating back to their private island via tender boats. This exclusive oasis gives those travelling via yacht the opportunity to enjoy the pulsating party scene in Downtown Ibiza and the one-of-a-kind artesian goods in Ibiza’s infamous San Carlos market, before lying down in more private Tagomago luxury. Adding Tagomago to your list of private Mediterranean islands ensures that you’ll experience the epitome of luxury and tranquility during your yacht journey in this breathtaking region.
The island of Comino is a small and peaceful island midway between Malta and Gozo. Comino is inhabited by just a few people and is mostly visited for a day trip by tourists and local Maltese. The island is known for its azure waters and the famous Blue Lagoon, which makes Comino a paradise for snorkelers and water enthusiasts. Since the island is also named after the plentiful cumin flowering plant, Comino is classified as a wildlife sanctuary; this beautiful destination is thick with wild herbs and flowers that make the whole thing absolutely picture perfect. This island is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
For luxury travellers looking to explore more of the Mediterranean by water, the islands of Porto Montenegro, Spetses, Tagomago, and Comino make for an unforgettable trip around this corner of the world. The only thing better than an island with white sands and aquamarine waters? A private island with white sands and aquamarine waters.